CMU has just announced that they are accepting applications for a new
Head of the School of Design.
> Faculty Opening > Head, School of Design > > > Carnegie Mellon University is inviting applications for the position > of Head of the School of Design. > > At Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design, we believe design to be a > humanistic discipline, the art of conceiving, > planning, and shaping products that are made to serve the needs and > desires of people. We believe that > design will change the world, a world that values the quality of > people’s lives in balance with a healthy and > sustainable planet. We build on the humanistic, artistic, and > scientific strengths of Carnegie Mellon as a > leading research university, to identify and address new problems as > they emerge. > > The person filling this position must be able to work effectively > with a wide range of people: faculty, staff, > students, alumni, donors, university leaders, parents and friends of > the University. The position requires > effective decision-making, consultative problem solving, creative > management, embracing of new technology, > and a high level of energy, dedication, and passion for the future > of design. > > The Head must be able to represent Carnegie Mellon Design to the > outside world, advocate for design at the > university level, and speak clearly to constituents within the > College of Fine Arts. The Head should have a > visionary approach to design research and the education of designers. > > The ideal candidate will bring to the position a strong professional > background, excellent management skills, > the proven ability to gain and manage resources, and a record of > successful leadership. Evidence of visionary > thinking and the highest standards of design excellence are essential. > > Excellence in design may be demonstrated through the proven track > record of an inspired practitioner and/or > teacher, researcher, and administrator. The individual should have > potential for teaching, research and > professional activities at the rank of Tenured Full Professor. > > Review of applications begins December 15, 2008 until position is > filled for an optimal start date of July 1, > 2009. > > Interested candidates should submit a statement of teaching, > research, and/or professional activities, > reasons for wanting to join our School, current curriculum vitae, > and names of five references with contact > information. A portfolio may be requested at a later date. Mail your > package to: > > Susanne Slavick > Chair, Head Search Committee > School of Design, MMCH 110 > Carnegie Mellon University > Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 > > Electronic submissions or inquiries via email to: slavick at andrew.cmu.edu > > The School of Design offers a BFA in Industrial Design and in > Communication Design. We offer a Master of > Design in Interaction Design and in Communication Planning and > Information Design, a Master’s in Product > Development, and a Ph.D. in Design. We have formal degree > arrangements and strong relationships with > many units on campus, including the Departments of English and > Mechanical Engineering, the Tepper School > of Business, and the Human Computer Interaction Institute. For more > information, visit us at >www.design.cmu.edu. Carnegie Mellon University is an affirmative > action/equal opportunity employer.